As I mentioned my birthday is fast approaching. It’s on Sunday. (Feel free to send money. Or flowers. Or cake. )
This evening we will jump start the weekend. My most favorite people on this earth are coming to visit! A vacation for them, a staycation for us. It will be lots of fun… that is certain. Darby and Justin. (That’s my twin sister and her husband, in case you are new around here.) And Chris and Katie. Chris is like the brother Darby and I never had. We will spend the weekend floating on rafts, enjoying the beach, eating, and being merry. (There might be some dancing too.)
When our weekend guests leave on Sunday, I will be repacking my bags. Because my wombmate and I are going to Italy. She’s already packed. I told her to bring her leash so I don’t lose her. She doesn’t get out all that often and I hope she doesn’t wander off.
If anyone is curious… I still roll my ankle out like I’m doing in that photo above (I’m on the left). I’ll probably be pushing a walker one day and look back at this picture and think “darn! i shouldn’t have done that!” I know I’m getting older… but I’m pretty sure that I had a total meltdown that Easter morning over that outfit. I did not want to wear it. I can sort of sense it in that toothless smile I’m sporting. Darby was the angel… she probably loved that itchy sweater outfit.
We still have those tiny LLBean tote bags.
Again, look at Darby… snuggled up with Donald.. and I’m thinking ‘get me out of here and get your arm off of me!’ He’s touching my collarbone. No one touches my collarbone!
Again, sweet Darby. Me, I broke that rice-filled fake rose open and was a little worried I might be in trouble.
There is no one I’d rather celebrate and experience Italy with than my precious sister. To say that I am excited is an understatement. Erin will be our gracious host and she has been filling our inboxes with emails like this:
So just to give you a preview of what’s to come; there will be sandy, sunny beach filled days. Lunches of the freshest fish eating with our feet practically in the water followed by homemade cakes and sweets that will blow your mind. So pack some bathing wear, tankinis welcome There will be lazy days on the front porch looking out at the sea waiting for our homemade pizza from our wood burning outdoor oven. So pack some comfy lazy day outfits. There can be a glorious walk/hike up a hill which I did yesterday. Not as hard as it sounds and when I say glorious I mean it. Can’t wait to show you… so pack a pair of comfy running shoes. There will be walks in vineyards, museums, small cobbled streets. Coffees in cafes, strolls through parks, dinner party at a friends house which is sort of kind of chic, not fancy per se, but cocktail party chic, so pack a cute little dress and a pair of heels! There will be all of this and much more!!! Can’t wait!!
I don’t know what does for you… but for me it causes heart palpitations.
I might be back with a recap of the weekend festivities or I might disappear for awhile. Regardless of when I resurface I can assure you I will be enjoying my vacation immensely!!!
Peace, love, and birthday candles!